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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #30 on: Sun Nov, 30, 2014, 09:53:AM »
Eh up buddy,lovin ya progress on this monster build dude.... I'll be watchin with beady eyes mym8,btw love the flames in ya man cave.....SWEET!!!  Peza
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #31 on: Sun Nov, 30, 2014, 07:17:PM »
Evenin All,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting

Soooooooooooo, enough chit chat

Gave the top its first basic sanding










Did the same on the bottom but it didn't turn out as good as the top

















Evened up the back





And the front















Cut and drilled the inner edge of the outer engine arms, then lag screwed these to the main assembly to mark out for cutting












Cut them out













Attached the inner arm supports










This is everything so far

















Well, injested enough bondo dust for one day

Take care

See you soon

Gag
« Last Edit: Sun Nov, 30, 2014, 07:39:PM by The Nylon Gag »

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #32 on: Sun Nov, 30, 2014, 07:25:PM »
Isn't it done yet????

Great update mate  8)

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #33 on: Sun Nov, 30, 2014, 07:51:PM »
Definitely liking how this one is going
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"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #34 on: Sun Dec, 07, 2014, 08:27:PM »
Isn't it done yet????

Great update mate  8)

I know man, its really beginning to drag.

 ;D

Definitely liking how this one is going


Always nice to have you along for the ride Q



Well, ere we go folks,

welcome,



hold on tight for a fast ride,




the louder you screem the faster we go.............


Marked,




cut,






assembled and attached,





the basic outer profile of the side engine supports.






1/8" styrene sheet.






Chiselled away witth my shaping/scraping tool,





More plastic sheet,






More shaping/scraping,







Marked me radussssssses,








Cut with 6 flute carbide 1/8" , high helix end mill in me dremmel on top speed, knife, butter, etc ........







Radiusedid bottom edge,











Assembled,













Added inner strip to support bottom surfaces








But that's for next time


Thanks for stopping by.

It means alot .

Gag
« Last Edit: Sun Dec, 07, 2014, 09:44:PM by The Nylon Gag »

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #35 on: Sun Dec, 07, 2014, 11:52:PM »
Evolving fairly well here
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #36 on: Wed Jan, 07, 2015, 04:57:PM »

Merry New Year,

Welcome everyone to 2015, I hope everybody had a fun and safe Christmas and New Years holiday and I wish you all the best for the coming year.

So too business,


Evolving fairly well here

Thanks 'Q',

Remember this is still what I like to call my plug, the basic core shape of the ship. Sections can, and will be, removed later in the build to accomodate details, but for now it's doing ok considering i have no clue as to what i'm doing.


Well, I only had two days of bench time over the holidays because my Mommy was visiting.

First, I cut the central pipe/bearing shaft and drilled holes in the outer panels of the engine support arms, this was so I could re-align and square up a bit, the side support arms. I will clean the pipe end flush later.











I then cut and glued a piece of 1/8" styrene to the bottom of the engine support arm,











1.0mm on the top, oversized so it could be trimmed back,










Trimmed,











Replaced the underside of the neck piece with 1mm styrene,







Screwed in place,







With engine support arms,











More filling and sanding and filling and sanding........












Then, dum dum daaaaa,............Primer


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Primer




















That's all for now

Take care

Gag


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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #37 on: Wed Jan, 07, 2015, 07:06:PM »
Very clever mate ;)
Oh and I've been watching Bottom lately while I build....

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #38 on: Wed Jan, 07, 2015, 07:36:PM »
Eh up buddy,glad you had a good'un.shame about the bench time,i bet you've been looking at ya mancave thinkin Nar i can't bless her she's come all this way anh my misses will kill me!
even with little bench time you make massive progress.
i love your primer moments....I've got a soft spot for this ship....
lovin this build,just been lurking.
cheers peza
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #39 on: Thu Jan, 08, 2015, 12:00:AM »
Definitely liking how this one is going
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #40 on: Thu Jan, 08, 2015, 05:06:AM »
Great progress on this, I'm sure it will turn out killer!

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #41 on: Thu Jan, 08, 2015, 12:20:PM »
Very nice! 

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #42 on: Sat Jan, 10, 2015, 01:08:PM »
This looks very nice
Currently under construction,
a lot
Kind regards from Berlin.
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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #43 on: Sun Jan, 11, 2015, 10:02:PM »
Evenin All,


Thanks for stopping by, nice to have you all along for the ride

Finally got to the bench this weekend,

Very clever mate ;)
Oh and I've been watching Bottom lately while I build....


I've been watching this guy

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcBnT6LsxANZjUWqpjR8Jpw

Very Cool

But on with the latest........stuff


Lots to show you so lets get going,

Sanded the primer and re-filled the problem areas









Moved on to the head assembly,








Neck spacer





































Slotted the head and neck to get the correct dimensions
















Shaping the nose

































































Made some spacers for the top section for later









Marked







Cut









Drilled and finished the edges








Threaded tubes through the holes








Taped in position on the underside






Beauty shots



















That's it so far

Take care

Gag
« Last Edit: Sun Jan, 11, 2015, 11:52:PM by Quaralane »

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Re: 1/144th Prometheus scratch build
« Reply #44 on: Sun Jan, 11, 2015, 11:53:PM »
More excellent progress
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--